Islamic law

Islamic Law Solicitors

Islamic Law

Our Islamic Law (Sharia Law) department specialize in representing individuals and families in a wide range of complex matters. We regularly represent husbands, wives, parents and children through their Islamic Sharia Law matters ( Within the English jurisdiction) , and also in matters that involve different countries and legislation.

Pre-nuptial and post nuptial agreements.

We deal with Islamic Marriage Contracts, (Nikah nama, Aqd az-zwaj) and draft Islamic Marriage contracts in line with current English Law and Islamic principles to ensure you are protected by UK Law as well as Sharia Law.

Divorce (English law and Islamic law)

We routinely assist with Islamic divorce in conjunction with English Law divorces. These can be very complex and requires matters to be dealt with pragmatically. We deal with Islamic divorce where the marriage has not been registered under English Law and can advise parties on their rights. We also advise on Divorce related maters where the marriage is registered in another country and you are considering divorce in the UK. We can assist with Mehr claims / disputes and cross-border children disputes.

Islamic Wills, Contracts and Financial Settlements

Reaching a financial settlement can be difficult where you have more than one law involved. You are trying to stick to Sharia law but are living under English law. The two do not share the same approach when it comes to entitlements of the parties. Under Islamic law you can specify the agreed financial provisions in the case of divorce when you agree to marry. Under English law you are pushed to assume 50:50 split of all assets as the starting point.

We are here to advise you and support you through the process of splitting marital assets and coming to an agreed financial settlement which respects your religious beliefs and principles.

We speak your language, understand your needs, sensitivities, underlying principles and objectives.

Need for Islamic Mediation

Usually before any party can approach the English courts assist on family matters, the procedure will usually require them to have gone through a Mediation Information and Assessment Meeting (MIAM) as part of the process. We can support family mediation in order to avoid costly court proceedings and legal fees.

We ensure that all support through mediation is given in accordance with your faith principles for all family matters including:

Contested Divorce (Talaq / Khula)
Financial Settlement (Nafaqa / Kafala)
Child Arrangements (Hadana / Tawasul)
Residence disputes

Our experienced Islamic Family Support Mediation solicitors will be able to advise you on the mediation process and how it may benefit you and your family.

Islamic Marriage Guidance and Counseling

As an established Islamic Family practice, we offer a wide range of services designed to support you in your family. We can help you and your spouse in dealing with your concerns in a sensitive and professional manner. Why not call now to discuss further on 02071933839 or email admin@wafi.co.uk

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